Gift Wrapping Course
On a cold and wet evening I drove to Woburn Sands to meet Charlotte and attend her first gift wrapping course.
After a warm welcome and meeting the other ladies, with a cuppa to hand we started to learn how to gift wrap. Taken through each stage by Charlotte we soon got the hang of the double sided sticky tape and although the bow tying was a little difficult to grasp, we got there in the end. Soon we had wrapped our first box with some of the luxury gift wrap that is available to buy at White & McLeod.
Our next challenge was to gift wrap a smaller box using Japanese pleats and a tailored bow. I think at this stage there was a look of fear on my face but with some guidance we all managed to cover the box in pleated wrap and finished it off with a gorgeous tailored bow. This is my favourite type of bow, it’s so easy to make and it looks very smart.
We took a short break and chatted to each other over tea and cakes and had a quick look around the shop before we began our bottle wrap.
Wrapping a bottle of water using this technique was quite easy although we could have all done with a third hand. I can’t wait to wrap more bottles as they look amazing when finished. With tissue paper, cellophane, ribbon and a pretty embellishment we created something beautiful. It did help having great materials with a great colour combination selected by Charlotte.
Our final wrap was a flat object, either a bar of chocolate, a calendar or a gents tie maybe. We were given a chocolate bar and with little effort turned it into something special. This bar of chocolate will stay wrapped forever … Mmm maybe not! Using flexible pink wrapping and some more ribbon we quickly transformed our bars of chocolate.
Finally we all practised how to wrap with tissue paper and with no sticky tape in sight. Such a great technique to use for scarves, gloves or gifts you want to pop into a gift bag.
After we admired our creations for a while, we took a look around the shop and stocked up with some gorgeous Jane Means ribbons, gift tags and tissue paper. I left White & McLeod with my bag of goodies and drove home after having a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thank you Charlotte.
For more details on the gift wrapping course visit White & McLeod. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.